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EVENT SPEAKERS - SUSTAINABLE MINING SEMINAR in partnership with Council for Geoscience 

Natural Scientist and Founder of Myezo Environmental Management Services
Babalwa Fatyi
Babalwa Fatyi, is a registered Professional Natural Scientist and Founder and Managing Director of Myezo Environmental Management Services, an advisory company, that provides services, cutting across various sectors and specialising in the mining sector. She has 20 yearsof consulting experience in the application of integrated environmental management tools. She often leads multidisciplinary expert teams to provide solutions for the entire sustainable development value chain from authorizations, implementation and monitoring, for large scale projects. 

Dionne Kerr 
Dionne Kerr, Founder & CEO of Siyakha Consulting, has actively advised both public and private sector clients in transformation, development and strategy since leaving the banking industry in 1998. She has spoken at a multitude of conferences internationally on issues relating to South Africa, operating in Africa, understanding the need for localisation and actively participating in the Transformation Agenda. With a strong portfolio of local and multinational clients, she has also served on several executive committees and is an activist on issues of change and development.

Council for Geoscience’s Water and Environment 
Dr Henk Coetzee is a Specialist Scientist in the Council for Geoscience’s Water and Environment Unit. He has more than 20 years of experience researching the impacts of mining on the environment, with much of his work having focused on finding sustainable solutions to mining and post mining problems in the Witwatersrand Gold Fields. He holds a PhD degree in geophysics from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Dr Maryna Möhr
Maryna has post-graduate qualifications in environmental management and business management. She served on the United Nations Expert Working Group for Environmental Management Accounting, which was instrumental in drafting the International Guidance Document on Environmental Management Accounting that was published by the International Federation of Accountants in 2005. She also represented South Africa on the International Standards Organisation workgroup for the development of the recently published international standard ISO 14051 on Material Flow Cost Accounting, on behalf of the South African Bureau of Standards. 

Council for Geoscience
Refilwe Shelembe
Ms Refilwe Shelembe is an executive manager for the Geological Resources Portfolio at the Council for Geoscience (CGS). She holds a master’s degree in geology with the University of the Witwatersrand. She completed obtained her M.Sc. degree in geology under the supervision of Prof. Grant Cawthorn (Platinum Industry Professor at the time) on the Merensky Unit at Lonplats Mines. She has been a field mapper at the CGS for 10 years and has led various projects including but not limited to the 1:50 000 scale geological mapping west of the Pilanesberg Complex, alluvial gravel mapping and the strategic new nuclear reserves project for Eskom.